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"Local Contexts is an initiative to support Native, First Nations, Aboriginal, and Indigenous communities in the management of their intellectual property and cultural heritage specifically within the digital environment. Local Contexts provides legal, extra-legal, and educational strategies for navigating copyright law and the public domain status of this valuable cultural heritage. By providing strategic resources and practical solutions, Local Contexts and our partners are working towards a new paradigm of rights and responsibilities that recognizes the inherent sovereignty that Indigenous communities have over their cultural heritage."
label  taxonomy  intellectual-property  copyright 
march 2018 by tsuomela
Jaron Lanier Discusses Power Laws, Centralized Publishing, and the Social Perils of Free Information | The Scholarly Kitchen
"Overall, it’s a fascinating interview that touches on a number of topics in the wind currently. I plan to read the book, and do some thinking about these issues. “Free” is a price that has consequences. As we see what happens when information remains or becomes free, those consequences become clearer and require more serious thought. Ultimately, “free” could make us less free."
interview  value  online  intellectual-property  copyright  internet  economics  technology-effects  information  freedom  ideology 
august 2013 by tsuomela
Copyright actually makes books disappear, according to study TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics
"“A random sample of new books for sale on Amazon.com shows three times more books initially published in the 1850’s are for sale than new books from the 1950’s. Why? This paper presents new data on how copyright seems to make works disappear,” runs the abstract of the study, How Copyright Makes Books and Music Disappear (and How Secondary Liability Rules Help Resurrect Old Songs), by Professor Paul J. Heald (pictured at left), of the University of Illinois College of Law, and visiting professor at the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management (CIPPM) at Britain’s Bournemouth University."
copyright  books  research  access  intellectual-property  publishing 
august 2013 by tsuomela
Sean Parker and World That Napster Created : The New Yorker
"So when news broke about his fantasy wedding, and Parker’s alleged misconduct, we were reminded that, for over a decade, we’ve been following the lead of programmers whose decisions reflect the impetuousness of young age, when one is both puerile and arrogant."
technology  technology-effects  technology-critique  music  copyright  intellectual-property  art  business 
june 2013 by tsuomela
Is It 'Fair' That Baauer Gets The Proceeds From Harlem Shake Videos, Despite Having Little To Do With Meme Popularity? | Techdirt
"As he notes, it's the "first follower who transforms the lone nut into a leader." And then you have the "second follower" which represents a "turning point" in creating a movement. In this case, none of these key aspects had anything to do with Baauer. Yes, the song was there, but there were any number of songs that could have kicked off a similar dance craze. The reason the whole meme happened had to do with those originators, and the first few followers, turning it into a meme. I don't think any of them are complaining. In fact, they all seem (quite reasonably) thrilled that they're suddenly getting tons of attention and millions of hits (and plenty of new followers) for their role in building the meme. "
online  memes  followers  trends  behavior  psychology  copyright  internet  leadership 
march 2013 by tsuomela
Teller Magician Interview - Chris Jones Teller Magician Profile - Esquire
"Stealing magic has become a commonplace crime. Teller, a man of infinite delicacy and deceit, decided to do something about it."
profile  magic  magician  mystery  copyright  intellectual-property 
december 2012 by tsuomela
Review: “Free Ride: How Digital Parasites are Destroying the Culture Business, and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back” « The Scholarly Kitchen
"I recently finished a book entitled, “Free Ride: How Digital Parasites are Destroying the Culture Business, and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back.” It’s a fascinating insight into how the digital revolution, which was meant to spawn a resurgent era of artistic and creative productivity, has instead turned into an exploitative decade with technology companies and “free content” advocates undercutting the very foundations of what the author, Robert Levine, calls “the culture business.” The result? Droves of dispirited, underfunded, and beleaguered artists, authors, editors, reporters, critics, performers, musicians, and creative businesses in their wake."
book  review  free  technology  open  digital  culture  art  music  money  economics  commons  intellectual-property  copyright  business  from delicious
august 2012 by tsuomela
Adam Yauch and Paul’s Boutique: How dumb court decisions have made it nearly impossible for artists to sample the way the Beastie Boys did - Slate Magazine
"Even as hip-hop is more mainstream than ever, one of the key musical innovations has been pushed to the margins. That should serve as a reminder that the battles over intellectual property don’t merely pit the economic interests of creators against would-be freeloading consumers. The existing stock of recorded music is, potentially, a powerful tool in the hands of musicians looking to create new works. But it’s been largely cut off from them—for no good reason."
copyright  intellectual-property  samples  music  hiphop  history  law  culture  from delicious
may 2012 by tsuomela
Another Reason Why DRM Is Bad -- For Publishers | Techdirt
As a way of fighting unauthorized sharing of digital files, DRM is particularly stupid. It not only doesn't work -- DRM is always broken, and DRM-less versions quickly produced -- it also makes the official versions less valuable than the pirated ones, since they are less convenient to use in multiple ways. As a result, DRM actually makes piracy more attractive, which is probably why most of the music industry eventually decided to drop it.
Sadly, the world of ebooks seems unable to learn from that experience, and insists on making the same mistakes by using DRM widely. But it turns out that there are even more problems in the publishing domain, as this fascinating tale of how DRM acts as a barrier to entry in the online bookstore market makes clear
business  publishing  drm  intellectual-property  copyright  technology  publisher  from delicious
april 2012 by tsuomela
Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom — Pro-commerce ∙ Pro-competition ∙ Anti-monopoly
The Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom (C4SIF) is dedicated to building public awareness of the manner in which laws and policies impede innovation, creativity, communication, learning, knowledge, emulation, and information sharing. We are for property rights, free markets, competition, commerce, cooperation, and the voluntary sharing of knowledge, and oppose laws that systematically impede or hamper innovation, especially those enforced in the name of defending "intellectual property," such as patent and copyright
intellectual-property  freedom  copyright  property  innovation  law  legal 
july 2011 by tsuomela
The public domain: The ivory tower opens its treasure chest | The Economist
Yale University aims to change all that. In an announcement on May 10th, the university says its libraries, museums and archives will provide free universal access to high-resolution digitisations of holdings in the public domain
online  access  public-domain  school(Yale)  art  digital-humanities  digitization  intellectual-property  copyright 
june 2011 by tsuomela
Detailed discussion of the HarperCollins proposal to limit e-book library checkouts to 26.
publisher  publishing  economics  libraries  copyright  intellectual-property  ownership  morality  e-books  electronic  digital-library  digital 
april 2011 by tsuomela
The downward spiral of ownership and value « The Thingology Blog
"The loss of ownership creates a downward spiral in value, and erodes the very notion of paying for books at all.

Defining ownership down. We used to own our books. With most ebooks we own them in name, but effectively we lease them. As Jane documents, the slide toward more and more attenuated concepts of ownership continues."
books  publishing  economics  ownership  intellectual-property  copyright  value  values  information 
february 2011 by tsuomela
Stanford Copyright
Material on copyright cases surrounding course packs and fair-use. From the 1990s.
copyright  intellectual-property  information  fair-use  courses  courseware 
january 2011 by tsuomela
SSRN-Copyright in an Era of Information Overload: Toward the Privileging of Categorizers by Frank Pasquale
Environmental laws are designed to reduce negative externalities (such as pollution) that harm the natural environment. Copyright law should adjust the rights of content creators in order to compensate for the ways they reduce the usefulness of the information environment as a whole. Every new work created contributes to the store of expression, but also makes it more difficult to find whatever work one wants. Such search costs have been well-documented in information economics. Copyright law should take information overload externalities like search costs into account in its treatment of alleged copyright infringers whose work merely attempts to index, organize, categorize, or review works by providing small samples of them. They are not free riding off the labor of copyright holders, but rather are creating the types of navigational tools and filters that help consumers make sense of the ocean of expression copyright holders have created.
copyright  intellectual-property  information-overload  indexing  cataloging 
january 2011 by tsuomela
The smart scholar’s publication-venue heuristics; or, how to use open access to advance your career | Book of Trogool
So let’s say for the sake of argument that you can narrow your choices to two journals, roughly equivalent in prestige. Here’s how you might choose between them...
open-access  publishing  copyright  academia  advice 
october 2010 by tsuomela
Only with Your Permission: How Rights Holders Respond (or Don’t Respond) to Requests to Display Archival Materials Online : Deep Blue at the University of Michigan
Archival repositories are increasingly considering mass digitization as a means of meeting user expectations that materials be available online, remotely. Copyright is frequently noted as a significant obstacle to these efforts, but little empirical data exist on the copyright permissions process in archives. This article reports the findings of a study of the copyright permissions process for the Jon Cohen AIDS Research Collection at the University of Michigan. Specifically, the study sought to reveal how much effort is required to seek copyright permissions, what the results of those efforts would be, and whether or not there were traits of documents or copyright holders that were associated with accept or denial status. The study found that significant time is required to contact and negotiate with rights holders and that the biggest obstacle to getting permission is non-response.
archive  copyright  law  digital 
july 2010 by tsuomela
Toward a new Alexandria | openDemocracy
The guardians of learning can no longer allow the Library to be surrounded with barbed-wire fences. It is time for the academe to liberate scholarship
copyright  humanities  libraries  public-domain  publishing  scholarship 
june 2010 by tsuomela
The Artistic Freedom Voucher: Internet Age Alternative to Copyrights - CEPR
This paper provides an alternative to copyrights for supporting creative and artistic work: the Artistic Freedom Voucher (AFV). They are designed to maximize the extent of individual choice while taking full advantage of new technologies.
copyright  internet  law  creativity  arts 
february 2010 by tsuomela
Interview With William Patry: Understanding How The Copyright Debate Got Twisted | Techdirt
In an ideal world, what would copyright law look like to you?

The 1909 Act. It had a much shorter term, formalities that separated the wheat from the chaff, and fair use wasn't mentioned in the statute because it was regarded as a robust common law doctrine.
intellectual-property  copyright  open-access  law  history 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Mesa Redonda sobre Patrimonio Intelectual y Conocimiento Libre - Jean Claude Guedón (Argumento)
Open Access and the divide between “mainstream” and “peripheral” science
Jean-Claude Guédon
Université de Montréal
intellectual-property  copyright  periphery  science  publishing  open-access  open-science 
july 2009 by tsuomela
"Should Copyright Of Academic Works Be Abolished?" | Berkman Center
The conventional rationale for copyright of written works, that copyright is needed to foster their creation, is seemingly of limited applicability to the academic domain. For in a world without copyright of academic writing, academics would still benefit from publishing in the major way that they do now, namely, from gaining scholarly esteem.
copyright  intellectual-property  academic  publishing 
july 2009 by tsuomela
OnTheCommons.org » Art, God and Copyright
Two examples of copyright and religion in conflict: Indonesian batik designers, and sermon sharing sites.
copyright  intellectual-property  religion  culture  commons 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Were we smarter 100 years ago..? | The Public Domain |
I have been rereading the legislative history of the 1909 Copyright Act. I have come to the conclusion that 100 years ago we were smarter about copyright, about disruptive technologies, about intellectual property, monopolies and network effects than we are today.
copyright  intellectual-property  history  1910s  law  legislation 
july 2009 by tsuomela
apriceformusic.com - home
The Price for Music Model strives to provide artists and music rights holders with a monetary return for music content consumed via the internet, addressing the revenue gap arising from digital content being downloaded via non-legitimate channels.
intellectual-property  copyright  arts  music  money  creative-class  creativity 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Sumutia: Remix culture and copyright law
Popular culture - as opposed to the pop culture created by artists without academic training which is flooding our media - has always been a remix culture.
popular  culture  remix  fair-use  copyright  intellectual-property 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Ruling Imagination: Law and Creativity » Blog Archive » Robert Johnson made no deal with the devil
Conceptions of Robert Johnson’s work highlight the context dependent nature of notions of originality. Originality is yet another characteristic of copyrightability that is not always easy to delineate in actual contexts of creation.
originality  creativity  innovation  imagination  music  culture  remix  blues  copyright  intellectual-property  romanticism  authorship 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Short Term Profits Over Long Term Principles
So, it's quite upsetting to see Google cave on this. The settlement does not establish any sort of precedent on the legality of creating such an index of books, and, if anything pushes things in the other direction, saying that authors and publishers now have the right to determine what innovations there can be when it comes to archiving and indexing works of content.
google  google-books  copyright  intellectual-property  publishing  archive  search 
december 2008 by tsuomela
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